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Kunin Felt Love Banner

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It’s time for the Valentine’s Day Craft Lightning series!   And since I’m obsessed with banners lately, this was an easy one for me!  It really takes less than 15 minute and even the kids can help out with it.

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Materials needed:
Sizzix Cutting Machine (I use a Big Shot)
Kunin Felt
Dies:

Felt Glue (I use Beacon’s)
Jute Rope
Clothespins (I like the medium sized ones)

Step 1:  Using the Big Shot machine and dies, I cut all of my pieces.  Lori Whitlock’s Banner die is my favorite die ever, especially with the banner craze that I have right now!!!!   I also love Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Alphabet!   The Sizzix Wavy Frame is so versatile!   I cut the frame out in two different felt colors.  

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Step 2:   Lay your design out.  At first, I wasn’t going to add the inside of the frame piece, but then I decide to.  I like it!  Once you have it laid out the way you want it, glue it all down.  I glued the frames down first and then added the letters.

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Step 3:  Let it dry and then add it to your jute rope using clothes pins.  Then hang it up!  Another option is to cut small cuts into the top of your felt banner and then slide it onto the jute rope.  I like the clothespins, simply for the fact that I like to make banners for different occasions and I can just switch them out!  I love to use Command Strips to hang up my banners.   They are easy to remove and you can put them wherever you want!

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I hope you like this adorable LOVE banner made from Kunin Felt.  

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Pikachu Popcorn Box

It’s time for Laura Kelly’s annual Popcorn Box Blog Hop!  Pokemon has been really popular in our house this year, especially with the release of the PokemonGo app.  My youngest son just had a Pokemon themed birthday party.  So, for this years blog hop, I thought I’d dress my popcorn box up as Pikachu!
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Materials:
Popcorn Box from Cost Plus World Market
Pikachu Ears and Tail PDF (I created the tail and ears pdf, so click the photo below to print your own!)
Yellow Paint (I used DecoArt Americana Sunny Days)
Paint Brush
Red, black and white scrap paper
Scissors
Marker (I used a Tomboy Mono Twin Marker)
Glue (I used Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
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First, you need to paint the popcorn box.  I did three layers to cover the red lines really good.  Once it was dry, I cut out the ears, tail, cheeks and eyes.   When everything was cut out, I glued everything to the box and then I had an adorable little Pikachu Popcorn Box!
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I hope you enjoyed my Pikachu Popcorn Box!  It was super quick and easy!

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Teacher’s Name Banner featuring Laura Kelly’s Apple #2 Die from Sizzix

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If your children aren’t in year round school like mine, it’s time for yours to go back to school!   I am excited to share this Teacher’s Name Banner that would be perfect for a teacher to hang in their classroom or right outside of the classroom.   It’s super simple and is a no sew project!  Your children could even help with cutting out the pieces!   I love making homemade crafts for my children’s teachers.  

Materials used:

Sizzix Big Shot
Laura Kelly’s Apple #2 Die from Sizzix
Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Capital Alphabet Die from Sizzix
Cutting Pads  (short and long)
Kunin Felt
Ribbon
Ad-tech Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Fiscar Scissors

Die Cuts 1.  First, I use the Sizzix Big Shot, Cutting Pads, Felt and Apple Die to cut out all of my pieces.  I did a full cut for the apple and then for the stem and leaf, I just placed my felt over the steel blade and ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot.  

2.  Then, I used Laura’s Lemonade Alphabet Die and Long Cutting Pads to cut the letters (Mrs. Winter, one of our favorite teachers!!) Adtech 3.  Once everything was cut out, I used my Ad-tech Hot glue gun and glue sticks to glue the stem    and leaves down to the apples.  

4.  I then glued them to a long piece of ribbon. Hallway

I hope you like my Teacher’s Name Banner featuring Laura Kelly’s Apple Die #2.   I had so much fun making it.  

Until next time…..

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Sculpey Alien Magnets

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Everyone loves a good magnet, especially to hang up the kid’s art work!  I created these awesome Sculpey Alien Magnets inspired by Laura Kelly’s Alien and Cosmic Cafe Printables.  

Materials needed:
Sculpey (I prefer Bake Shop)
Clay tools
Laura Kelly’s Alien and Cosmic Cafe Printables
Magnets
Glue
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My friend Laura is an incredible artist.  She designed these Alien and Cosmic Cafe Printables.  You can get your own at www.shoplaurakelly.com.  I think they are absolutely adorable!

Sculpey’s Bake Shop Oven-Bake Clay is super fun and easy to work with!  And it doesn’t take long to bake and harden!  Using clay tools, I rolled out my clay and cut shapes that resembled a few of the aliens that I created with the printable.  I rolled out my dots and then put everything together!   I didn’t want two aliens that were the same color, so I added some white clay to my green to lighten it up.  
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Once my aliens were baked, hardened and cooled, I added magnets to the backs using Aleene’s Max Tacky Adhesive.  I let the glue dry and then hung my awesome Alien Magnets on the refrigerator!  
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Hope you like my awesome Alien Magnets inspired by Laura Kelly’s Aliens!

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Until next time…….

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Busy Kid Project – Painted Door Signs

Need a quick DIY project to keep kids busy?  Well, these Painted Door Signs are perfect for a quick DIY project for kids.   They will love having their own personalized signs on their bedroom doors!  
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Materials Used:
Pieces of wood
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes
Sticky Letters or other sticky designs
Screw eyes (two for each sign)
Yarn or other string
paint step 1
First, the wood pieces were painted with a base color.  Think about what color you want your letters to be!   That is the color that you want for the base.
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Using my Sizzix Big Shot and Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Capital Alphabet Sizzix Dies, I cut out each letter of my children’s names.
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Once the base color was dry, I let them place the letters where they wanted after removing the backing.   Making sure the letters were pressed down nicely, it was time to paint over the letters!  When the paint was dry or at least close to being dry, I removed the letters with a pair of tweezers.
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We let the signs dry completely.  Then I screwed in the screw eyes and attached a piece of yarn to them.   The boys were so excited to have their very own DIY Door Signs with their names on it!!!
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This project took about 15 minutes excluding the drying process!  It was super easy and fun and it kept the kids busy!

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Winter Hat Note Cards

This is the perfect time for an adorable little Winter Hat Note Card.  The weather is getting colder and the holiday gift giving has started.  This cute little note card would be perfect for attaching to a gift to give to someone special! Winter Hat Note Cards
This is how I made them!
Materials:
Sizzix Big Shot
Laura Kelly’s Snow Hat Sizzix Die
Cardstock
Aleene’s Tacky Line Runner or other glue
Plain white printer paper 

  1.  I cut my red paper to 12″x6″.  For my white paper, I cut it to 2″x6″ and roughly 2″x2″.

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2.  I folded the red pieces in half and placed it on the hat die just at the top edge of the pompom so that it cut just a little “v” into the top of the hat, but didn’t cut all the way through the top curves of the pompom.   red cardstock 3.  Using my little white pieces of paper, I cut just the pompom and the bottom of the hat out.  Then I trimmed at the perforation marks, leaving just the bottom of the hat and the pompom.   
4.  Using my Aleene’s Tacky Line Runner, I attached the bottom of the hat and the pompom to the folded piece.
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5.  Using regular white printer paper, I folded and cut it the same way that I cut the red folded hat.   Once it was cut, I opened it and cut it it in half so that I had half of the cut out.
6.  Using the Aleene’s Tacky Line Runner, I attached the printer paper cut out on the inside of the card.   The white printer paper is to have a place to write your note!
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I hope you like these adorable little Winter Hat Note Cards!  I love them.  They were perfect little gifts for my children’s teachers.
Winter Hat Note Cards

You can buy them in my Etsy Shop!   Click HERE!!!
Happy Holidays!!!

Until next time……….

Scotch Tape Pumpkin Banner

Halloween is right around the corner!  It’s one of my favorite times of year.  I made this super cute Scotch Tape Pumpkin Banner to hang in my house!  The good thing is…..it can stay up until Thanksgiving! Final
Materials used:
Scrap pieces of paper (at least 6″x6″)
Scotch Expressions Masking Tape and Washi Tape 
Laura Kelly’s Pumpkin die from Ellison/Sizzix
Sizzix Big Shot supplies
Placing my 6″x6″ pieces of paper, I put them on top of the pumpkin die to gauge where the stem of the pumpkin was and how much tape I needed to place on the paper.  Once I got the tape down, I used the Sizzix Big Shot and the pumpkin die to cut out my pumpkins.
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Using small clothes pins, I added them to a piece of ribbon to make this cute little pumpkin banner!
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Hope you like my adorable Scotch Tape Pumpkin Banner!  It was super easy and super fun!

Until next time……

Washi Tape Pumpkin Popcorn Box

For the last couple of years, my friend Laura Kelly has put together an awesome Popcorn Box Blog Party with a selection of great craft items to help decorate the popcorn box!   She has done it again, and with the help of some great companies!  These awesome Popcorn Boxes came from World Market! blog party
This year, Scotch donated their Expressions Washi Tape!  I thought to myself, why not make a Washi Tape Pumpkin!  
Popcorn Box
Using Krylon spray paint that I had, I spray painted the box to cover up most of the red designs on the popcorn box.  The color was not quite orange, but it did the trick.
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Once the spray paint was dry, I covered the box in orange wash tape.  I didn’t want the lines to be perfect, so I made the tape go in all different ways!  It kind of made it look like an orange mummy!  Once it was covered, I used an Exacto knife to trim around the scalloped top of the box.
Orange Washi Tape
Next, I just tore pieces of black washi tape to make the pumpkin face!
Black Washi Tape
And it was done!  Super easy and perfect for a Halloween movie night with some popcorn!
Popcorn Box
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Candy Corn Fun with a Laura Kelly Printable!

It’s Candy Corn Time!!!! Candy Corn Fun

It’s that time of year again!   It’s now Fall and the weather is changing.   And if you go to your local stores, Halloween displays are out!   With the Halloween displays, comes the Candy Corn!  Yum!
My friend Laura Kelly created a cute little Candy Corn Printable.  You can download it for free!  And if you make something with it, she’d love to see it!

I love to color by hand, but I also love using the Live Paint Bucket in Adobe Illustrator to color!  That’s what I did here with Laura’s printable!   I also added a few words on one of the pieces of Candy Corn that I planned to cut out and use for my Candy Corn guessing game! process
Once the sheet was all colored, I created a “Guesses!” sheet, leaving room at the top to add some of the colored pieces from the sheet.   I printed out my colored Candy Corn Printable, cut some pieces out and glued them to my “Guesses!” sheet! guess sheet
Now it’s time for everyone to make their guesses as to how many pieces of Candy Corn are in my mason jar!   I can’t wait to find out who gets the closest!  I did not count them yet, as I wanted to make a guess too!    Candy Corn Fun Hope you like my quick and fun idea of using Laura’s cute Candy Corn Printable!!!

Until next time………

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National Watermelon Day 2015

National Watermelon Day is here!  I love that Watermelon has its own special day of celebration each year!   We will be celebrating at our house!
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My friend Laura Kelly is an amazing artist and has designed these awesome Wacky Watermelon Printables with some of her adorable watermelon art.  I cut them up and used them to decorate my party table! Laura Kelly Wacky Watermelon
While I was at the store today, I saw that Pillsbury now has a Funfetti Gluten Free Sugar Cookie mix!   OMG, they are delicious!   How cute are these watermelon cookies?!  I baked them, cut the tops off of some to make them look like a watermelon half, and then cut two sides off to make angles for a wedge!   Not realizing it, I picked up the Pillbury Sugar Free Vanilla frosting!   The kids had no clue and there were no complaints!!!  I love how they came out! cookies
Using Kunin felts, I made this adorable Watermelon Banner!  Click the photo below to see how I made it! watermelon banner
Did you see those adorable lollipops in the photo?  Those are from Lollipics, with Laura Kelly designs on them.  You can get your own with custom designs!  They are great for parties , weddings, or gifts! Lollipics
Hope you like what we have in store for National Watermelon Day!   And I hope you have a wonderful Yummy Watermelon filled day!

Until next time….